Several years ago, I ordered some giant strawberries from a magazine.
I don't remember their name. I ordered enough to plant two 150ft
rows. They made the largest most beautiful plants, bloomed profusely
, and never set not 1 berry.
I called our county extension agent, and it was his opinion that the
berries were just not adapted to this area.
Since that time I have become more knowledgeable about
strawberries(but still not an expert). There are some hybrid
varieties that require a polinator (another variety) they are not self
Understand, this is just an opinion, but I think had I planted another
variety along side of them, instead of pulling them up, they would
have produced berries the next year.
I haven't had that problem since. I now have 5 varieties, with that
problem never occurring again, I would like to know what variety you
planted, and what zone you are in?
Have a nice day, The Old Timer
As to the variety, they are Quinalt. As to the zone, it is 2B.
I live at an elevation of 7,000ft. and experience the four seasons.
Winters can see temperature as low as +10 F. I do cover th
strawberries with straw every fall. This climate zone is known a
"High Desert". We do have a variety of cactus that grow up here.
Thank you for your reply.
Hi Barzene, Please DISREGARD what I said about self fruitful, for
Quinalt are. I have two patches of them. My second choice of all
berries for home use(not a good shipper) but oh! what a flavor for a
Regards, The Old Timer.
We used to live in Arkansas and I watched the "Expert Gardener" on TV every
Wednesday at 5:15 PM. When ever someone ask why flowers wouldn't bloom or
fruit wouldn't produce, he told us to add a super phosphate to the soil.
That is one that is labeled 0 - 56- 0, or some other product that has a high
middle number. Now we live in Kansas and I am told that our soil has plenty
of phosphate. I would have my soil tested or talk to your extension office
and find out about your soil. Add what ever they recommend.
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